Antonio M Vedovelli
(1868 - 1953)
Antonio M. Vedovelli was active/lived in Florida, Massachusetts / Italy. Antonio Vedovelli is known for primitive, folk art style painting, cityscape and marine views.
Biography Antonio M. Vedovelli
Antonio M. Vedovelli was born in Verona, Italy in 1868; he immigrated to America in 1893 and settled in St. Augustine in 1924 where he worked as a golf caddy at a local Country Club. In stark contrast to the prolific, lifelong careers of many artists who worked in Florida, Vedovelli was a self-taught artist who did not begin painting until mid-life in 1934.
He did not attain any significant recognition for his artwork until a small display of his painting in a downtown St. Augustine storefront was discovered by Tom Sterling, a tourist American service man from New York who arranged for Vedovelli to meet the owners of the Perls Gallery, New York City, in 1945.
Hugo and Klaus Perls were German immigrants who had first settled
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